Archive for March, 2014

Student Services Newsletter – March

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Makeup Group Advising Sessions  – March 12 and 13, 2014
Any Concurrent and Part-Time Consecutive teacher candidates who were unable to attend any of the group advising sessions in February should attend a make-up advising session in March.  The sessions are being held in the Founders Assembly Hall (FC 152)  1st flr  the week of March 10, 2014 .  No registration required.    If you are in your last year of Education (ED3) you do not need to attend.

ED 1 Teacher Candidates heading into ED 2 or ED 3 – all certification levels

  • Wednesday, March 12 in from 9:00am to 1100am
  • Thursday, March 13 from 9:00am to 11:00 am

Lisa D’Aiuto and Teresa Boyle  – Assessor/Advisor, BEd Student Services  will be your advisors at the sessions.

Glendon – BEd (French) –Friday, March 7, 2014
The BEd (French) advising sessions will occur at Glendon College.

The sessions are scheduled for:

    • ED1  11:00am to 12noon       Rm A301
    • ED2  2pm  to 3pm                   Rm YH 172

For more information, contact our office at

Individual Advising
During the months of March and April the Office of Student Services will be  offering three days of individual advising –  Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10am to  12noon and 2 pm to 4pm.  To book an appointment visit Student SharePoint/Undergraduate Home/ Announcements

Awards & Scholarships
ETFO  – Scholarships and Awards available to Education students
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) offers numerous scholarships and bursaries each year to students enrolled with a Faculty of Education program. Applications are available at     Deadline is April 30, 2014.

Summer Education Elective Waitlist – Reminder
Priority is given to teacher candidates going into their ED3 year, who need the credits to graduate. First priority on the waitlist is granted to ED2 students going into ED3 who have zero credits towards their elective requirement. Next we consider ED2 students going into ED3 who have 3 credits and then we consider students going into ED3 with 6 credits. This means, that your priority on the waitlist will drop as you are able to successfully enrol in Education electives. For example, if you are going into ED3 but already are enrolled in two electives and you wish to enrol in a third course, you need to understand that we would want to accommodate ED2 teacher candidates going into ED3 with zero or three credits towards their elective requirement over you who has 6 credits.

The Summer Education Waitlist will be available on the Student SharePoint end of March.

Concurrent Students
ED/EDUC 3310  The Adolescent and the Teacher  – Not an elective course
The Adolescent and the Teacher is not an elective course.  It’s a required course for Intermediate/Senior teacher candidates and optional for Junior/Intermediate candidates as they can also enroll in ED/CMYR Human Development.

ED/EDUC 3760 Early and Family Literacy –  This course  examines young children’s literacy development both before and during the first years of schooling.  The role of families in this development is also examined.  Issues related to diversity is  incorporated. NOTE:  The course is not recommended for IS or JI Teacher Candidates.

June Convocation
Graduating BEd students should view the information on the university’s convocation Web site for details regarding the ceremony and diploma services. Only Concurrent BEd students need to apply to graduate online using the convocation Web site:  If any Full-Time or Part-Time Consecutive BEd students have already completed the online application, the information will be accepted; however, the Faculty of Education will mount the application to graduate for every consecutive student so it is not necessary for them to complete the application.

The Faculty of Education convocation ceremonies will occur on Thursday, June 19, 2014.
The convocation Web site can be found at

Faculty of Education I   – Ceremony  #9  at 10:30 am

  • Full-time Consecutive

Faculty of Education II   – Ceremony  #10  at 3:30 pm

  • Concurrent BEd,
  • Part time – Consecutive
  • Diploma in the Education      of  Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing      Students

Recommendation to OCT
All concurrent, full time and  part time consecutive graduating students for June 2014 convocation should submit their Ontario College Teachers (OCT) registration number by June 1, 2014  to the Faculty of Education.

The online form is available through the Faculty of Education SharePoint Site at Log into Student SharePoint, select Undergraduate, then select OCT Registration Number Submission. This will require logging into Passport York.

In order for the BEd Student Services Office to send your recommendation, we require the OCT registration number for each graduating teacher candidate. To apply for OCT membership visit:, select Members and then Create an Account.

Please to be note to be recommended to OCT  Teacher Candidates must have paid off all debts to York University by mid June 2014.

Transcripts to OCT
Graduating BEd teacher candidates will need to make arrangements themselves to order all post-secondary transcripts to be sent to the Ontario College of Teachers. When ordering transcripts, please indicate that you wish for your York University transcript to be sent upon degree completion. Your transcripts must indicate your Bachelor of Education degree has been conferred. This means your transcripts should not be sent until after the June convocation. The Faculty of Education will only send your recommendation to OCT following convocation. Transcripts ordered by the student and the recommendation sent by the Faculty of Education are required for certification. For more information, visit

Accepting Applications to the DHH Post-Graduate Diploma
The teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing program is offered by the Faculty of Education at York University. The Full time program is offered face-to-face for one academic year.  Part time candidates may access the program online or face to face over a 3 year period.

Entry requirements are:  Bachelor of education degree, membership in OCT and 2 courses in American Sign Language. All candidates must complete a residency requirement consisting of face-to-face attendance during the last week of August. Part-time candidates complete this requirement in their first or second year of the program. Additionally, all candidates complete 2-month long practicum. This program is offered tuition free by the Ministry of Education. Applications for full and part time programs are due March 15.

Applications can be found on our website at The Application deadline is March 15th, 2014.

Reminder:  2014 New Grad AQ Program
The New B.Ed. Grad AQ Program offers York graduating teacher candidates a set of AQs that have been designed to explore and answer questions that may be unique to new teachers. Courses are offered in May/June, 2014.  For information and to register:

Concurrent Students
Remember that you can Specialize in International Education in your BEd degree!

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York University Graduate Admissions Information Session
Thinking of applying to Graduate School? Come to the York University Graduate Admissions Information Session to learn the ins and outs of pursuing graduate studies. Whether you love research, or are looking for that competitive edge to set you apart in your career quest, York University has options you want to explore.

The information session will cover:

  • Benefits of      pursuing a graduate degree
  • Graduate      programs at York
  • The application process – what is included and how to prepare a strong      application
  • Tuition
  • Funding /financial support
  • Student life /student support
  • Professional development

This session will benefit those who are thinking of pursuing graduate studies. Anyone who has already applied to a graduate program is welcome to attend however the information covered will not go into specific detail about any particular program(s).

When: Wednesday March 12, 2014
Where: York University, Keele campus, 280N York Lanes
Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

To Register, please visit the graduate studies events calendar at: and click on the event on March 12th to register